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    Re: Time Selects Obama as 2012 Person of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    It is not about what it was until 1979... it is about what people percieve the award as being NOW.
    The criteria haven't changed, just media-driven interpretations of what it means. In 1979, and again in 2001, Time effed up in bowing to media pressure to change, or rather disregard, its criteria for PR reasons. I think that was what discredited the POTY, not in giving it to highly influential people who were unpopular or even downright malign.
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    Re: Time Selects Obama as 2012 Person of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Were you watching the same TV the rest of us were? With the exception of fox news, the entire mainstream media has been sucking his d*** for the past 5 years.
    The entire mainstream media includes talk radio, the press, syndication agencies and the internet none of which are unanimously pro-Obama.
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    Re: Time Selects Obama as 2012 Person of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    The criteria haven't changed, just media-driven interpretations of what it means. In 1979, and again in 2001, Time effed up in bowing to media pressure to change, or rather disregard, its criteria for PR reasons. I think that was what discredited the POTY, not in giving it to highly influential people who were unpopular or even downright malign.
    Irrelevant. It is what PEOPLE think that it means...
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    Re: Time Selects Obama as 2012 Person of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Irrelevant. It is what PEOPLE think that it means...
    Have you got polling evidence that tells us what 'people' think it means? Or are you assuming that they think it means what the media tells us they think it means? Time seem quite clear, it's the commentators and the easy outrage bunch that seem bent out of shape.
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    Re: Time Selects Obama as 2012 Person of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Have you got polling evidence that tells us what 'people' think it means? Or are you assuming that they think it means what the media tells us they think it means? Time seem quite clear, it's the commentators and the easy outrage bunch that seem bent out of shape.
    My Polls are of the every day people that I hear being exalted as wonderful. Stalin must have sucked some serious liberal dick at Time to get that award. Bunch of bitch's.
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    Re: Time Selects Obama as 2012 Person of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    The entire mainstream media includes talk radio, the press, syndication agencies and the internet none of which are unanimously pro-Obama.
    The large majority are absolutely pro-Obama. I'm not sure what you're watching in Spain.
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    Re: Time Selects Obama as 2012 Person of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    The Person of the Year, instituted in 1927, is "bestowed by the editors on the person or persons who most affected the news and our lives, for good or ill, and embodied what was important about the year." Obama was chosen as the 2008 Person of the Year following his historic election.....snip~

    Time selects Obama as 2012 Person of the Year | The Lookout - Yahoo! News

    With all this Leading From Behind and avoiding issues. One can see just how Bias Time's Editor has become. Myself I think they Should have gave it to the Pakistani Girl who Got Shot in her Face For Trying to Learn.
    Agreed, Malala Yousufzai would have been a good pick. Nothing against President Obama, but what's he done in 2012 that merited Time's POTY?

    Pakistani girl shot by Taliban leaves British hospital | Reuters

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    Re: Time Selects Obama as 2012 Person of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Nordenkalt444 View Post
    I'm aware of everything that President Obama accomplished, but I'm not sure if its too soon to congratulate him. Will he solve the fiscal cliff? If and when that goes well, I would congratulate him.
    Please share two or three accomplishments which you think contribute to President Obama's deserving the title.

    As for solving the fiscal cliff problem, that's mostly up to Congress. Signing a bill isn't much of an accomplishment. If President Obama gave the equivalent of an ""Ich bin ein Berliner" or "a shining city on a hill" speech which clearly motivated our nation and influenced Congress regarding the fiscal cliff, then I'd readily agree he influenced the process. So far, I've seen and heard little from him on the matter.

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    Re: Time Selects Obama as 2012 Person of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    The large majority are absolutely pro-Obama. I'm not sure what you're watching in Spain.
    Talk radio majority pro-Obama? You're joking. All the top-rated talk show hosts endorsed Romney: Limbaugh, Hannity, Savage, Beck, Ingraham.

    The Press endorsing Obama by a 'large majority'? I don't think so. Press endorsements were fairly evenly split.

    Much as it may serve the right-wing narrative to claim that 'mainstream' only applies to free-to-air TV that doesn't share their politics, it's a much bigger concept than that and, frankly, Fox and News Corporation are the very definition of 'mainstream' media.
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    Re: Time Selects Obama as 2012 Person of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Irrelevant. It is what PEOPLE think that it means...
    People Magazine? It's all meaningless. It's not like it's a Nobel Peace Prize!

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